Paulo Borini

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OBJECTIVES To review some aspects of the etiopathogenesis of peptic ulcerous disease especially on the basis of studies on its correlation with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). METHODS A search was made in the data bases MEDLINE, LILACS and PubMed, and in Brazilian and foreign books, referring to the incidence and prevalence of infection by H. pylori and(More)
The predominant type of liver alteration in asymptomatic or oligosymptomatic chronic male alcoholics (N = 169) admitted to a psychiatric hospital for detoxification was classified by two independent methods: liver palpation and multiple quadratic discriminant analysis (QDA), the latter applied to two parameters reported by the patient (duration of(More)
CONTEXT Hepatotoxicity is a potential complication from the usage of various illicit drugs, possibly consequent to their liver metabolism, but information on this is scarce in the medical literature. OBJECTIVE To study the occurrence of clinical and laboratory hepatic alterations in chronic marijuana users, from the use of marijuana on its own or in(More)
Liver function and its correlation with bilirubin and hepatic enzymes were evaluated in 30 male chronic asymptomatic or oligosymptomatic alcoholics admitted into the psychiatric hospital for detoxification and treatment of alcoholism. Hypoalbuminemia, lowered prothrombin activity, hypotransferrinemia and hypofibrinogenemia were detected in 32%, 32%, 28%,(More)
Biochemical and hematimetric indicators of inflammation and cell damage were correlated with bilirubin and hepatic and pancreatic enzymes in 30 chronic male alcoholics admitted into psychiatric hospital for detoxification and treatment of alcoholism. Aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyltransferase, alkaline phosphatase, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the electrocardiographic changes and their associations with metabolic and electrolytic changes in female alcoholics. METHODS The study comprised 44 female alcoholics with no apparent physical disorder. They underwent the following examinations: conventional electrocardiography; serologic tests for syphilis, Chagas' disease, and(More)
  • P Borini
  • 1993
The prevalence of syphilis in chronic alcoholics and the hepatic clinical and biochemical alterations were evaluated in patients with both entities. The prevalence of syphilis in patients with other psychiatric diagnosis was taken as control. The patients were asymptomatic or oligosymptomatic with respect to hepatic alcoholic dysfunction or to any(More)
  • P Borini
  • 1995
The consequences upon the liver of the simultaneous action of alcohol and of tobacco smoke substances were evaluated. The clinical and biochemical alterations shown by 18 alcoholics non smokers were compared to those shown by 36 alcoholics smokers, taken from a population of 189 male patients admitted into a psychiatric hospital for alcoholism treatment.(More)
  • P Borini
  • 1992
The present study reports on diaphragmatic changes observed in 226 patients with diseases of abdominal organs of the digestive system. The group consisted of 121 males (53.5%) and 105 females (46.5%) (mean age: 44.1 +/- 4.3 years; range 15-83 years). The parameter of reference for comparisons between normal and pathological conditions was the normal average(More)